# Table 4 An example of calculating the symptom score. For a 45 years old gentleman presenting with the following symptoms for the past 5 months. The Symptom Scores will be calculated as follows:

Symptoms

Frequency

Intensity

Severity

Heartburn

None (0)

With specific food (1)

Less than weekly (2)

1â€“3 times per week (3)

Almost every day (4)

Several times a day (2Ã—)

Do not feel it if don't think about it (2)

Feel it, but not interfering with work and/or daily life (3)

Interfering with work and/or daily life (4)

Acid regurgitation

None (0)

With specific food (1)

less than weekly (2)

1â€“3 times per week (3)

Almost every day (4)

Several times a day (2Ã—)

Do not feel it if don't think about it (2)

Feel it, but not interfering with work and/or daily life (3)

Interfering with work and/or daily life (4)

Halitosis,

None (0)

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Less than weekly (1)

1â€“3 times per week (2)

Almost every day (3)

Several times a day (2Ã—)

Do not feel it if don't think about it (2)

Feel it, but not interfering with work and/or daily life (3)

Interfering with work and/or daily life (4)

Anorexia

None (0)

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Less than weekly (1)

1â€“3 times per week (2)

Almost every day (3)

Several times a day (2Ã—)

Although present but I take almost normal amount of food (2)

I have cut my food intake (3)

I am almost unable to take any food (4)

Belching

None (0)

With specific food or condition (1)

Less than weekly (2)

1â€“3 times per week (3)

Almost every day (4)

Almost all day long (2Ã—)

Not interfering with work and/or daily life (2)

Interfering with work and/or daily life (3)

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1. Heartburn = 3*2*3 = 18
2. Acid regurgitation = 2*2 = 4
3. Halitosis = 3*2*3 = 18
4. Anorexia = 3*3 = 9
5. Belching = 4*2*2 = 16
6. General Symptom Score (GSS) = Heartburn + Acid regurgitation + Halitosis + Anorexia + Belching = 18+4+18+9 +16 = 64